Titan Championship Wrestling is a new company on the rise on New Jersey. I am extremely thankful for Billy allowing the Square Circle Podcast to be at the event.
I rode in the car with JD Alpha and RavageDragon who founded RavageLands. Square Circle Podcast in under the umbrella of RavageLands. On RavageLands we stream video games! Anyway, on our way to the venue in Totowa, New Jersey we got lost. We ended up in someone’s drive way on top of a hill with a truck and trailer that resembled what could be a ring inside. We saw a broken down shed and a nice looking house that looked big for a show. But we were in residential area. That was the epitome of backyard wrestling. So we typed in the full address with the name of venue: Elks Lodge. The zip code was wrong. Regardless, we finally made it to the venue.
JD Alpha wrestled against Anthony Silva. Anthony Silva is a skilled wrestler. He’s a plethora of offense and understands the ring. There’s an ease when watching him wrestle. He debuted at Titan Championship Wrestling because he’s well believed in. I believe in him. Below is his full match against JD Alpha: Best on the East Coast.
Here are some pictures taken at the event.
My camera phone - a Samsung Galaxy 8, couldn’t capture outstanding pictures. My camera doesn’t take action photos. I managed to get these good one and placed them in layout formats.
Each match was different. No two matches were the same. Different energies different personalities. From start to finish it was a good show. Each match had some type of story to be told.
The woman’s match involved a deep story. TCW is looking to crown their first ever Goddess Champion. TCW had a qualifying match to push the winner to the finals. Vicious Vicki competed against Gabby in this qualifier match. Vicious Vicki does have a mean streak about her despite her wonderful partner Nikos Rikos interfering when applicable. In this match, he placed Vicious Vicki’s feet on the ropes so she could pick up the victory. She robbed an opportunity from Gabby that night. However, due to the GM, the decision was reversed. Vicki became stripped of that finals placement and as a punishment has to now face AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose on March 27th. At least Vicki is still booked. May not be for the crowing of the Goddess Champion but she’ll have her day. You felt that Vicki didn’t like that decision. And for something simple she elevated it to feel important. Now, does Gabby get to be in the finals because of the over turn decision?
Our next match during that night was Brother Greatness and Dash vs Unstable.
Brother Greatness is a New York City original making Bronx Wrestling Federation his home. He’s skilled in the ring and on the mic. His passion knows no bounds. Dash is his tag team partner. Both work well in the ring. They form the team called The Congregation.
Unstable is a sight to behold and feel at a live event. Having an scientist for a mouth piece, Dr. Carl Martin instructs his patients to bring horror and violence to their opponents. Often shouting out instructions, he also educated the masses about the human mind when needed. Unstable is from the Monster Factory school. They’ve wrestled in New York City as well.
The next match was a special attraction. NWA and WWF wrestling star The Warlord appeared at Titan Championship Wrestling. I love meeting wrestlers. The Warlord and I have the same birthday. March 28. That’s cool. The Warlord teamed with The Barbarian in WWF to create the team of The Powers of Pain. Below is his tag team match.
Steve Mack is a badass wrestler with a dangerous mouth. He cuts promos like it was a knife fight. He elicits an emotion from you. His words can hit very close. He comes out and starts a dialogue with The Warlord. Then Anthony Gangone comes out. Anthony Gangone is IWA’s champion. He mentions he doesn’t have a match and wants to be involved in this triple threat. Then Jay George (I apologize for misspelling his name) comes out and wants a match. Boom! Tag team match! After everything, The Warlord is far from done with Steve Mack and issues another match down the road. Who will be Warlord’s partner next time?
This match was fun to witness. The Warlord still has that intimidating presence. The face paint helps a lot. Reminds me of the Road Warriors face paint. After this it was intermission. Super sweet guy. Hope I can record more of his matches and maybe have a sit down interview with him for the podcast. I’m glad to have record his match.
No wrestler expects me to record anything they do. I do it because I love the business and this is a way for me to give back. The young talent needs all the support in the world. Mainstream guys get the spotlight but not the ones struggling to find themselves in this business. Only now are my buddies: JD Alpha, Brother Greatness, Dash (I don’t know him personally like that but cool peeps), Jay Akira, Referee Alfonse, Anthony Silva, Ace Andrews, Big Cuzzo, LeLand Parker, and Matt Awesome, getting out there. New Jersey is believing in these guys to be booked on their shows. New York City has way too many backstage politics. I’m not even a worker yet, and I get tired of hearing the stupidity and ridiculous amount of money needed from wrestlers that mostly never get paid. It’s a big industry fault. NY focuses on the amount of tickets one can sell and sometimes the events are half-ass. I understand making money is a need. People need to get paid, sometimes the workers don’t, but put on a good show. In New Jersey, the shows are fun and good. Never experienced an overall bad New Jersey show but there’s been overall bad New York shows from small indie promotions. Sometimes promoters from New York shows get so egotistical that they see nothing but green and push stories that make no sense.
That’s why I believe in the message that Billy (the promoter) upholds with Titan Championship Wrestling. He gets it. Titan Championship Wrestling felt completely different than other promotions. It was a relaxed atmosphere, all personnel did as instructed and on time, and production was smooth. I know I want to attend another TCW event.
In conclusion, New Jersey wrestling shows brings a different feel to you as a fan. New York crowds are super vocal — good and bad. New Jersey crowds — depending on the location — can be the same but never nasty. I highly recommend checking out TCW. It’s a family. Remember that wrestling is for everyone.
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